The artist’s home
Ricklundgården was created by the couple Emma and Folke Ricklund in the late 40’s. Together they built their dream villa up on a hill in the middle of the mountain village Saxnäs. The view over the lake Kultsjön and the Marsfjäll massif in the background is amazing. It was an incredibly bold project that became a piece of architectural history.
Today, Ricklundgården is a museum and art residence. Artists from all over the world come here, all year round, to soak up nature and create art in the two studios.
Walk up the stone stairs, sprinkled with beautifully flowering poppies and enter through the door of the whitewashed villa. Take off your shoes and hang up your jacket in the cloakroom, now you are standing inside Emma Ricklund’s home. Here time has stopped and everything has been preserved as when she left us in 1965. A unique artist’s home with both local and exotic art. Welcome!
Art in residence
Do you get inspiration by the shifts in nature and do you feel tranquility in silence? Whether you want to find peace or inspiration, Ricklundgården’s studios are created for creation. Artists have come here to work for more than 80 years.
Ricklundgården is today an international art residence with two studios and guest artists come from all over the world.
On the surface, Ricklundgården may seem calm and tranquil, but underneath, inspiration and creativity burst forth, like all the changes in nature. Candles light up during the dark winter nights and maybe a fire sparks in the fireplace. But soon it blossoms in Emma’s flowerbeds and the slate paths are framed by greenery. Emma Ricklund was a very talented woman full of visions and we continue to develop and create in her spirit.
yes that is the name of our art education project that started on February 1, 2022
We can finally very happily and proudly tell you all that Saxnäs will have its own creative workshop.
“Culture and art are for everyone and this time it is for the children and young people in our vast inland municipality!”
Our last waffle Thursdays this winter
Now tomorrow we will “finish” our waffle Thursdays, for this winter, with a thunderous quiz. A quiz where the questions are partly based on history and the name Brita/Birgitta recurs.
Not only that, at 10 am we will be visited by some students from the school here in Saxnäs who will show a film they have made!
Of course, the waffle iron heats up and the coffee pot is charged.
This also means that we are now taking a break even with the creative workshop which is after school hours. So tomorrow, Thursday March 30, will also be the last Thursday open for children.Read more
Application for residential accommodation opens today!
• Then it was time to plan for new residency stays. This time, you can apply from 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2024, MARK your application with: Residence 23/24.
• Before you fill in the application form, please read our regulations carefully which can be found under “ART IN RESIDENCE” < APPLICATION. The application is sent digitally as a PDF, BEFORE March 31, 2023 to our email: email@example.com Answers to all artists will be sent out during the latter part of May. • Final decision is made in communication with artist and business (in good time) before expected arrival. • A warm welcome with your application!Read more
Fantastic theater at EMMAS
Last week’s highlight was this fantastic theater that was with us in Saxnäs at EMMAS.
~ Strongest hearts have the most scars ~ The story of a woman from a roadless country who walked her own path instead of getting lost in the footsteps of others. Produced by Musikteatern and with a fantastic artistic team consisting of Harleen Kalkat and Magnus Karlsson.
We pushed the boundaries of what can be considered “comfortable seating” for everyone and anyone who made up the audience, and as we say in Sweden but if there is room for the heart, there is room for the bottom and it does when we arrange something! ♥️ These words may become Ricklundgården and EMMA’s “contribution” to Valentine’s Day. With hope for a more inclusive, accepting and inviting world!
This theater was a collaboration with Riksteatern in Vilhelmina!Read more
“I LOVED MY TIME AT RICKLUNDGÅRDEN VERY MUCH. IN THE SURROUNDINGS EVERYTHING WAS NEW TO ME – NATURE, PLANTS, COLORS, SOUNDS, VIEWS, SPACE – EVERYTHING SO DIFFERENT FROM HOME. AND I COULD WORK UNDISTURBED AND WITHOUT COMMITMENTS FROM THE OUTSIDE. I WAS GONE AND COULDN’T BE INTERRUPTED AND THE WORLD TURNED INTO A MORE COMFORTABLE SELF. THE IMPRESSIONS I GOT WERE THROUGH THE WINDOW AND WALKING TO THE GROCERY STORE AND I LOVED TO HAVE IT THAT WAY. I SLEEPED WHEN I WAS TIRED, ATE WHEN I WAS HUNGRY. WORKED HOW LONG I WANTED. THE STUDIO WAS ALSO FANTASTIC. THE SPACE IN IT, THE VIEW FROM IT, AND THE CLOSENESS FROM THE BREAKFAST TABLE TO WORK. I AM REALLY HAPPY AND GRATEFUL FOR BEING GRANTED TO BE THERE.”
”I SPENT A MONTH AT RICKLUNDGÅRDEN IN THE SUMMER OF 2019 TOGETHER WITH MY PARTNER MATZ ENGDAHL, WHO ARE DECOR PAINTER AND MUSICIAN. THE STUDIO IS LOCATED IN AN INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT RIGHT BY A LAKE AND CLOSE TO SEVERAL MOUNTAINS. IT IS INSPIRING TO TAKE PART OF WHAT EMMA AND FOLKE RICKLUND CREATED IN THIS PLACE AND THE DESIRE THAT BEAMS OUT OF THE HOUSE. FOLKES STUDIO IS SPACIOUS AND BRIGHT WITH HIGH CEILINGS AND A SMALL INDOOR BALCONY WITH A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS. WE HAD A FANTASTIC MONTH WITH EXCURSIONS – WE WALKED, WERE AT A FESTIVAL IN VILHELMINA, VISITED FATMOMAKKE AND AT THE SAME TIME WE FOUND PEACE FOR FOCUSED WORK. AT THE END OF THE MONTH, WE INVITED TO AN EXHIBITION AND CONCERT IN FOLKES STUDIO FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THE AREA AND WHOM WE HAD MET DURING OUR TIME THERE. I CAN REALLY RECOMMEND RICKLUNDGÅRDEN TO FIND PEACE FOR ARTISTIC WORK IN A UNIQUE PLACE.”
OUR OPENING HOURS
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1 SEPTEMBER – MIDSUMMER EVE
Monday – Thursday: 08-15
Friday – Sunday: Closed
Opening hours may change for special events, see our News page for more information about upcoming events or happenings.
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